font size?

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  1. yojitani macrumors 68000

    yojitani

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    This is probably really basic but I can't seem to find the answer I'm looking for. A friend of mine recently bought a 15" power mac - loves it except for one thing: the text it too small in everything. She's tried adjusting the screen resolution, but that just makes the rest of the display look 'fuzzy'.
    How can she make the text larger? It's hurting her eyes! She adjusts manually for each program, but finds that annoying. There must be a way to change the system default font size, no?

    Thanks!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe tell her to look through the options in the Universal Access pane of System Preferences. :)
     
  3. yojitani thread starter macrumors 68000

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    hmm.. yeah, checked that out, but that's not really what I'm looking for. I guess the best I've come up with is font adjustment in the finder. and then some programs allow you to change the default font size.

    thanks for the help!
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Fair enough. Just to make sure I was clear, I was talking about the zooming feature. I guess it has been implemented fairly cumbersomely though. :(
     
  5. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Well then no, there isn't a way to make all the fonts on your Mac "bigger." If you lower the resolution and everything gets fuzzy, then I'll assume you have an LCD display. Everythign gets fuzzy because LCDs pixels are fixed, and cannot display anything perfectly clear except their "native" resolution. If you set it lower than that, it has to make up for extra pixels by seperating each individual pixel into 2, 3 or even 4 actual pixels, resulting in a "fuzzy" look.

    Tell her to buy a bigger display that will display everything bigger. A 20" LCD displaying at 1280 x 1024 should be fairly easy to read.
     

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